Articles Tagged: renewable energy

German Energy Industry Group Sounds Alarm Over Energy Policy, Warns Of Future Power Shortfalls

Days ago German flagship daily Die Welt here reported that Germany’s energy industry is not happy about the recent developments in the electricity markets. Industry representatives warn that the Energiewende (transition to renewable energies) will not work without conventional power plants.

American Companies Are Shipping Millions Of Trees To Europe, And It’s A Renewable Energy Nightmare

In late March, a loosely affiliated coalition of southerners gathered outside of the British Consulate in Atlanta, Georgia with an unusual concern: wood pellets. Chief on their minds was the rapidly increasing use of the pellets, a form of woody biomass harvested from forests throughout the southeastern U.S. and burned for renewable electricity in Europe. According to the group, what started as a minor section of Europe’s renewable energy law has now burgeoned into a major climate and environmental headache.

The $5 Billion Race to Build a Better Battery

“Developing a storage system beyond lithium-ion is critical to unlocking the value of electric vehicles and renewable energy,” says Andrew Chung, a partner at Menlo Park, California–based venture capital firm Khosla Ventures.

Rutgers researchers discover catalyst for renewable energy storage

While many students recognize hydrogen’s existence in water and the atmosphere, University researchers found a way to use it for renewable energy storage. Rutgers researchers discovered a more cost-efficient substitute for storing renewable energy with hydrogen in a new study published the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal, “Energy & Environmental Science.”

Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility

Solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and other green power sources are proliferating rapidly, but their reliable integration into the existing electric grid is another story.

Will Fracking, Climate Change, Solar Reshape US Security?

Today, America buys much less foreign oil for the first time in decades, largely due to fracking and other technological advances. Wind and solar energy are growing by leaps and bounds. How fundamental are these changes in the world’s energy markets and what is their likely effect on our national security interests?

U.S. EPA Said to Drop Renewable Fuel Quotas Planned for 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today will abandon its proposed rule setting renewable-fuel targets for 2014, according to people familiar with the decision.
The EPA plans to instead propose standards for 2014, 2015 and 2016 next year, according to an administration official who requested anonymity. The EPA could waive the requirements for 2014 altogether or accept whatever has been produced as meeting the mandate.

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